I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Esq.
- Homepage: http://fpc.state.gov/8488.htm
October 2005: "Lewis Libby, Vice President Cheney’s Chief of Staff and Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs Mr. Libby first entered government service with the United States Department of State in 1981 as a member of the Policy Planning Staff in the Office of the Secretary. He also served in the United States Department of State as Director of Special Projects in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs from 1982 to 1985. Mr. Libby also served as the Legal Adviser to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Select Committee on U.S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the Peoples' Republic of China, commonly known as the “Cox Committee.” During the George H. W. Bush administration, Mr. Libby served in the United States Department of Defense as Principal Deputy Under Secretary (Strategy and Resources), and later was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Prior to joining the current administration, Mr. Libby served as the Managing Partner of the Washington office of the international law firm of Dechert, Price & Rhoads. He was a member of the firm’s litigation department and chaired the Washington office’s Public Policy Practice Group. In 1993, Mr. Libby was awarded the Department of Defense Distinguished Service Award and the Department of the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award. He received the Department of State’s Foreign Affairs Award for Public Service in 1985.
Mr. Libby graduated magna cum laude from Yale University in 1972, and earned a law degree from Columbia University in 1975. He is a member of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies of the RAND Corporation. Mr. Libby is the author of a novel, The Apprentice, published in 1996. "http://fpc.state.gov/8488.htm
July 2008: "The department said it had not received petitions from several recently convicted political figures, including I. Lewis Libby Jr., Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff; Jack Abramoff, the former Republican lobbyist; Bob Ney, a Republican former congressman from Ohio; and George Ryan, a former Republican governor of Illinois."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/19/us/19pardon.html
June 2008: "Mr. McClellan has seemed especially angry about having been ordered by senior White House officials to tell reporters that I. Lewis Libby Jr., the chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, had no role in leaking the name of the intelligence operative, Valerie Wilson. Mr. Libby was subsequently convicted of lying and obstruction of justice in the investigation of the leak."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/21/washington/21aide.html
November 2007: 'In October 2003, as controversy grew about the leak of Valerie Plame's name, McClellan stood at the White House podium and said that Karl Rove, the president's top political adviser, and I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Cheney's chief of staff, had not been involved. "There was one problem. It was not true," McClellan writes in his new book, What Happened, which is to be released in April.'http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/11/21/cia.leak.mcclellan/index.html
March 2007: ? Since his 2005 indictment, I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby has taken the sole hit in the CIA leak investigation. Everyone from Democratic Sen. Charles E. Schumer to the jurors who convicted Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff of perjury said Libby was the fall guy.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/16/AR2007031602676.html
June 2007: WASHINGTON, June 5 — I. Lewis Libby Jr., the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney and one of the principal architects of President Bush’s foreign policy, was sentenced Tuesday to 30 months in prison for lying during a C.I.A. leak investigation that became part of a fierce debate over the war in Iraq.http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/06/washington/06libby.html
March 2007: WASHINGTON, March 6 — I. Lewis Libby Jr., the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, was convicted today of lying to F.B.I. agents and grand jurors investigating the unmasking of a C.I.A. operative amid a burning dispute over the war in Iraq.http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/06/washington/06cnd-libby.html
January 2007: WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 — Judith Miller, a former reporter for The New York Times, testified Tuesday as a witness for the prosecutor who had put her in jail for 85 days, recounting details of her once-confidential interviews with I. Lewis Libby Jr.http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/31/washington/31libby.html
January 2007: I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby was 'put through the meat grinder' by the White House shortly after the Iraq war began, scapegoated to conceal the fact that Karl Rove, the president's top political adviser, helped disclose an undercover CIA officer's identity, a defense attorney contended yesterday as Libby's perjury trial began.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/23/AR2007012300125.html
February 2006: Lawyers for I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby argued that Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald was improperly appointed by the Justice Department instead of the president to investigate the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity. That means his work and the charges of perjury, making false statements and obstructing justice brought against Libby in October are invalid, they said in court papers filed yesterday.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/23/AR2006022302087.html
February 2006: Cheney was one of the 'superiors' I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby said had authorized him to make the disclosures, according to sources familiar with the investigation into Libby's discussions with reporters about CIA operative Valerie Plame.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/09/AR2006020902117.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Student/Trainee (past or present) Columbia University Organization Oct 17, 2005 Organization Executive (past or present) Department of Defense (DOD)/Defense Department Organization Oct 17, 2005 Advisor/Consultant to (past or present) RAND Corporation Organization Oct 17, 2005 Organization Executive (past or present) State Department/Department of State (DOS) Organization Oct 17, 2005 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) US House of Representatives Organization Oct 17, 2005 Student/Trainee (past or present) Yale University Organization Oct 17, 2005 Subordinate of (past or present) Advisor/Consultant to (past or present) Vice President Richard ("Dick") B. Cheney Person Jun 18, 2004 Opponent (past or present) Patrick J. Fitzgerald Esq. Person Jan 10, 2009
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jul 19, 2008 Felons Seeking Bush Pardon Near a Record
QUOTE: The requests are adding to a backlog of nearly 2,300 pending petitions, most from “ordinary people who committed garden-variety crimes,” said Margaret Colgate Love, a clemency lawyer. Ms. Love, who was the United States pardon attorney from 1990 to 1997, said the backlog was overwhelming the vetting system, meaning that many petitions might not reach Mr. Bush’s desk before he leaves office.
New York Times Jun 21, 2008 McClellan Testifies on C.I.A. Leak
QUOTE: Scott McClellan, President Bush’s former press secretary, told the House Judiciary Committee on Friday that he had been unfairly vilified by Bush supporters for his recent book criticizing former White House colleagues over the Iraq war and their involvement in leaking the identity of an intelligence officer...In the book, Mr. McClellan says senior White House officials misled the nation about the reasons for invading Iraq and maneuvered him into lying to the public about their roles in the leak case.
New York Times Jun 20, 2008 McClellan: Cheney should testify about CIA leak
QUOTE: Vice President Dick Cheney should testify before Congress about his role in the leaking of a CIA agent's identity, former White House spokesman Scott McClellan told members of the House Judiciary Committee on Friday. "The vice president has information that has not been shared publicly," McClellan said in response to a question from Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida Democrat, about whom Congress should question in connection with the leaking of Valerie Plame Wilson's name to the media.
CNN (Cable News Network) Nov 21, 2007 Ex-aide: Bush, VP involved in misleading media
QUOTE: n October 2003, as controversy grew about the leak of Valerie Plame's name, McClellan stood at the White House podium and said that Karl Rove, the president's top political adviser, and I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Cheney's chief of staff, had not been involved. "There was one problem. It was not true," McClellan writes in his new book, "What Happened," which is to be released in April.
CNN (Cable News Network) Nov 06, 2007 Cable Channel Nods to Ratings and Leans Left
QUOTE: Having a prime-time lineup that tilts ever more demonstrably to the left could be risky for General Electric, MSNBC’s parent company, which is subject to legislation and regulation far afield of the cable landscape. Officials at MSNBC emphasize that they never set out to create a liberal version of Fox News.
New York Times Jul 06, 2007 Clintons Accused Of Hypocrisy by The White House: After Senator Criticizes Libby Action, Administration Points at Her Husband
QUOTE: The White House responded angrily yesterday to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's statement that President Bush was acting "above the law" in commuting the prison sentence of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, accusing her of hypocrisy because of the pardons issued by her husband on the last day of his presidency.
Washington Post Jul 03, 2007 Soft on Crime
QUOTE: Judging from [President Bush's] decision yesterday to commute the 30-month sentence of I. Lewis Libby Jr. — who was charged with perjury and convicted — untarnished ideals are less of a priority than protecting the secrets of his inner circle and mollifying the tiny slice of right-wing Americans left in his political base.
New York Times Jun 21, 2007 Mail Trail: The RNC e-mails as one more White House demerit.
QUOTE: [The June 2007 interim staff report] revealed chronic and flagrant White House violations of the Presidential Records Act of 1978 by employing Republican National Committee e-mail accounts for official business. Then-White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales stood idly by in a characteristic cerebral stupor.
Slate Jun 21, 2007 Cheney Power Grab: Says White House Rules Don’t Apply to Him
QUOTE: Vice President Dick Cheney has asserted his office is not a part of the executive branch of the U.S. government, and therefore not bound by a presidential order governing the protection of classified information by government agencies, according to a new letter from Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., to Cheney.
ABC News Jun 19, 2007 Casual Lawbreaking at the White House
QUOTE: New evidence unearthed by House Democrats establishes that White House political adviser Karl Rove and many of his colleagues used Republican National Committee e-mail accounts for official business -- even though White House policy is clear that doing so is a violation of the Presidential Records Act. How did such casual lawbreaking come to be so widespread?
Washington Post Jun 09, 2007 Celebrity Justice Cuts Both Ways for Paris Hilton
QUOTE: The national obsession with celebrity collided head-on with the more serious issue of the equal application of justice on Friday, as a judge sent the socialite Paris Hilton back to jail some 36 hours after she was released for an unspecified medical problem.
New York Times Jun 06, 2007 Judge orders jail time for Libby in CIA leak case: The former White House aide was sentenced to 2-1/2 years in jail, plus a fine of $250,000.
QUOTE: Libby's lawyers had asked for probation for their client, who in March was convicted of lying and obstructing justice in the 2003 outing of CIA officer Valerie Plame. Instead, US District Judge Reggie Walton sentenced Libby to 2-1/2 years in jail, plus a fine of $250,000.
Christian Science Monitor Jun 06, 2007 Libby Given 30 Months for Lying in C.I.A. Leak Case
QUOTE: I. Lewis Libby Jr., the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney and one of the principal architects of President Bush’s foreign policy, was sentenced Tuesday to 30 months in prison for lying during a C.I.A. leak investigation...If Mr. Libby goes to prison, he will be the first senior White House official to do so since the days of Watergate.
New York Times Jun 06, 2007 In the West Wing, Pardon Is A Topic Too Sensitive to Mention
QUOTE: The sentence imposed on former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby yesterday put President Bush in the position of making a decision he has tried to avoid for months: Trigger a fresh political storm by pardoning a convicted perjurer or let one of the early architects of his administration head to prison.
Washington Post May 18, 2007 Judge Told Leak Was Part of 'Policy Dispute'
QUOTE: Attorneys for Vice President Cheney and top White House officials told a federal judge yesterday that they cannot be held liable for anything they disclosed to reporters about covert CIA officer Valerie Plame or her husband, former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV.
Washington Post Mar 18, 2007 Put Out to Scapegoat Pasture
QUOTE: after the unceremonious firing of eight federal prosecutors raised criticism of [Alberto] Gonzales's Justice Department, [D. Kyle] Sampson was again the perfect man for the job -- the job of fall guy .... [the fall guy] has enough power -- and guilt -- to claim a whiff of culpability, or have it claimed for him.
Washington Post Mar 07, 2007 How Many Ways Can You Say "Lie"?: The difference between perjury, false statements, and obstruction of justice.
QUOTE: On Oct. 28, a special prosecutor indicted now-former vice-presidential aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby for deceiving federal investigators and a grand jury. Among the charges against him: two counts of perjury, two counts of making false statements, and one count of obstruction of justice. What's the difference between these crimes?
Slate Mar 06, 2007 Libby Guilty of Lying in C.I.A. Leak Case
QUOTE: The jury rejected Mr. Libby’s claims of memory lapses as it convicted him of obstruction of justice, giving false statements to the F.B.I. and perjuring himself, charges embodied in four of the five counts of the indictment.The panel acquitted him on an additional count of making false statements to the F.B.I.
New York Times Feb 12, 2007 The Libby trial: Who said what to whom, and who remembers? The case has pulled back the curtain on elite Washington and the inner workings of a White House known for secrecy.
QUOTE: "This trial stands for something much bigger than what it is," says Paul Rothstein, a law professor at Georgetown University. "In the public mind, it stands for, 'Was Bush lying about the war, and was he willing to destroy a woman's career to cover up a lie about the war?' Viewed that way, it's a big case. The case doesn't actually go that far, but that's how it will be read if Libby is convicted."
Christian Science Monitor Jan 31, 2007 Reporter Who Was Jailed Testifies in Libby Case
QUOTE: Judith Miller, a former reporter for The New York Times, testified Tuesday as a witness for the prosecutor who had put her in jail for 85 days, recounting details of her once-confidential interviews with I. Lewis Libby Jr....The day ended with an extraordinary argument by lawyers for both sides, as well as a lawyer for Ms. Miller, over whether Mr. Jeffress could ask her if she had other sources she spoke to about Ms. Wilson.
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